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Reversing desertification with livestock in Zimbabwe

Livestock are grazed in one area for a maximum of three days C.J. Hadley/Range Magazine

Livestock are grazed in one area for a maximum of three days (C.J. Hadley/Range Magazine)

Overgrazing is often seen as a major cause of desertification. But by changing the way animals are managed, the Savory Institute (SI) and Africa Center for Holistic Management (ACHM) have restored 2,700 hectares of degraded land close to Victoria Falls by increasing livestock numbers by 400 per cent. Having increased land productivity, water availability and improved livelihoods, the approach is now being adopted by local communities and pastoralists in Namibia, Zambia, Kenya and Ethiopia.

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One thought on “Reversing desertification with livestock in Zimbabwe

  1. This is a a very important point. Overgrazing is a massive problem and only getting worse. If this change can be made , it should be made now.

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